Jon Hanzen

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Hi, Emily my name is Jon.  Have you considered Hawaii for a permaculture homestead?  There are many off-grid homesteads, communities and permaculture operations here on the Big Island.  Year round growing and healthy environment.  Low noise, crime, pollution.  Clean drinking water and fresh fruits and veggies.  I put up a singles add here as well so check it out if your interested.  Aloha and good luck on making a connection that you can build on.  peace
NW Montana is amazing, and still somewhat undiscovered unlike Colorado.  Whitefish / Kalispell are have a lot to offer between skiing in the winter and mountain lakes for fishing and hunting.  Not to mention the clean air, pure glacier water, and little traffic / noise pollution.  In Flathead County it is one of the few places in America that has absolutely no zoning.  West Texas also but water is mighty scarce.  Glacier National Park is in the area and the largest uninterrupted intact ecological environment in the continental U.S..  There are 4 National Forests, I think, that are up next to each other spanning from Canada down to Wyoming.  It's starting to get expensive to buy property but nothing like Colorado yet.  Go on vacation there and you'll see how easy it is to fall in love with the area.  Good luck
1 month ago
Great advice for the real estate market that my parents gave me is; 'Never make an offer on a house you cannot walk away from.'  The Market is in flux and varied right now post pandemic.  The price of my parent house appreciated $40 k in 4 months and they sold it in the first couple weeks.  On the other hand there are probably desperate people out there who want to move more than turn a profit.  So do your research and your likely to find a market that is within your budget.  BTW -the more I learn about permaculture the more I realize that you can rehabilitate most any piece of land into something of perhaps great value.
1 month ago
Hi Leia, my name is Jon.  It's nice to meet you.  I posted a singles add if you want to check it out, have you ever consider living in Hawaii?  There is an amazing Montessori school k-8 and an Arts and Science Charter High School near by.   Super healthy fun place to raise kids.  And the freedom of peoples lifestyles are fully exercised here.  Anyway, wishing you the best on your permaculture path and journey where ever it should take you and your family.
Peace and love
1 month ago
My apologies if this post seemed off putting in some way.  I am an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) and have learned to respond to the world as if I weren't which can be difficult for me at times.  I am also a veteran and receive a disability compensation income and have spent a great deal of time alone.  As a result of my recovery process has encompassed most of my time with self care and healing.  I am going vegan (80%) off sugar, caffeine, alcohol and cannabis most of the time, lol.  I am leaning to sail at the local yacht club.  And enjoy living a local eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.
1 month ago
Perhaps premies tend to be highly independent??  With that said, a rule of thumb to remember may be 'to not hold others accountable for your happiness.'
1 month ago
I am building a permaculture farmstead on the Big Island of Hawaii (east side).  And am seeking someone or couple to stay on a work trade (month to month).  It's not a community at my place but there are many intentional communities established close by that have vacancies if you'de like to check them out after.  This is an awesome opportunity for someone who to work as an apprentice in permaculture for the summer and get then check out the B.I..  
1 month ago
If getting married is your priority there are dating sites that cater specific to this and have been proven statistically effective and perhaps more so as time goes on.  In the Philippines among other countries, there are many single women who want to marry a foreigner and aren't particular so long as they do not have to sell out on their values.  Which for a Roman Catholic Country are not to be taken lightly as most share the same family values which are often held in higher esteem than individual values.   I thought in the Ukraine there were many women ready to marry a foreigner as well??
In any case, good luck.  In a post-pandemic world money talks.  And in a post-capitalist world anything goes... but balance is a virtue.
1 month ago
I may have found someone to share this opportunity with.  Thank you for reading.  Peace
1 month ago
Have you tried medical cannabis.  For many people a strong indica with induce sleep every time without negative side effects.  And didn't Illinois just legalize cannabis for medical and recreational?  For me however, it does not work and actually makes me stay awake even more.   My recommendation is to take a CBD supplement to help counteract any possible undesirable negative side effects of the THC.  The other thing I found with medical cannabis after having weaned myself off psych. meds. which upset my natural brain chemistry and thyroid from it's normal levels is that cannabis dials up the metabolism a bit, thus stimulate the hunger response, but this also excentuates the homeostasis and puts a stronger emphasis on the metabolism.  The induces the biological and physiological response to go back into balance.  I believe that although cannabis didn't help with my particular insomnia it did help me recover from the detrimental effects of using allopathic psych. meds..  Good luck.  3 rules to follow for me worked well.  Sleep, diet, exercise.  Keep refining and adjusting for an optimum health response and slow improvement is likely.
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